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Lady Problems

MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler

Lady Problems navigates being a feminist pop-culture junkie. Join hosts Rachel Handler, Teo Bugbee, Hazel Cills and a rotating cast of female geniuses like Mara Wilson, Phoebe Robinson, and Stacy London as they dissect how pop culture treats women each week. (Spoiler alert: It is almost always "terribly.") We'll be here unpacking our favorite F****d Up Films (In A Good Way) About Women, wondering whether we can guiltlessly watch "Louie," solving our listener's own Lady Problems, or sharing personal anecdotes about pouring beer straight into the Ugg slippers of the patriarchy. Lady Problems is a proud member of the MTV Podcast Network. You can check out other great shows including Speed Dial, North Mollywood, The Stakes, and Happy Sad Confused at podcasts.mtv.com

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Mar 31, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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On the season one finale of “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee and Rachel Handler talk to genius comedian Aparna Nancherla. Aparna's comedy takes many forms — she does stand-up, she's a writer, she has an amazing Twitter, she's written for Late Night with Seth Meyers, she's been on Inside Amy Schumer and Netflix's Love, she has a podcast called Blue Woman Group, a Comedy Central special…. We could go on, but instead we will...
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Mar 23, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, MTV News' style editor Haley Mlotek joins Rachel Handler to interview writer Durga Chew-Bose.Durga is the author of the new essay collection Too Much and Not The Mood, and also Haley's good friend — in fact, Haley edited three of the essays that appear in the book, so we go deep on those. We talk to Durga about the strange and bittersweet experience of living alone for the first time, the...
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Mar 17, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on "Lady Problems," the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture's treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Teo Bugbee co-host alongside film critic Kristen Yoonsoo Kim. First, we talk about the new Olivier Assayas movie Personal Shopper, in which Kristen Stewart plays a personal shopper who may or may not sext with ghosts. Then we analyze Stewart’s career at large from the cringe-worthy Twilight to her first Assayas collaboration Clouds of Sils Maria and try to pinpoint...
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Mar 8, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee, Rachel Handler, and Hazel Cills put a rush on the episode so you can listen to it while you get ready (or show solidarity) for the International Women’s Day strike. The three of us go back in time and talk about labor trailblazer/movie star Olivia de Havilland, who happens to also be one of the narrators of Ryan Murphy's latest FX series, Feud. We delve into the first episode of...
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Mar 2, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week, Teo and Rachel talk to the fabulous Melanie Lynskey. Melanie's in the new movie "I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore", an eccentric crime-thriller-cum-dark-existential-comedy (just watch it) that won Sundance's Grand Jury Prize and premiered on Netflix last week. We talk to Melanie about the film, why she's such a consistently calming presence in indie cinema, how she sometimes feels "invisible" as a woman over 30 in Hollywood, and how she keeps herself...
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Feb 23, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler co-host alongside Andrea Silenzi. Andrea is the host of "Why Oh Why," a weekly podcast in which she speaks with friends, experts, and guys in bars about where love and sex meets technology. We talk to Andrea about her undying love for the Bachelor franchise — which Hazel has never seen and which makes Rachel feel like a bad person. Later, — and...
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Feb 16, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Teo Bugbee co-host alongside Rachel Handler. First, we take to the streets of New York to visit Kylie Jenner's pop-up shop and ask the important questions, like, "Do you know who Kylie Minogue is?" and "What would Abraham Lincoln think of Kylie Jenner?" Then we delve into Fifty Shades Darker, trying to figure out what the actual f**k this movie is and how...
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Feb 9, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler co-host alongside one of our favorite horror directors, Karyn Kusama. Kusama's directed Jennifer's Body, Girlfight, and last year's The Invitation; her new short film, part of a female horror anthology called XX, is out next week. We talk to Karyn about her Rosemary's Baby-esque short, the strange and singular trajectory of her career, the state of modern...
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Feb 2, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler c-host alongside Vulture's TV columnist Jen Chaney.We talk to Jen about her new piece, "The Romantic Comedy is Not Dead — It's Just Not The Same As You Remember," break down our favorite and most abhorred rom-coms, and wonder what the rom-com will look like now that we are living in a hellish dystopia. Later, we get into how, during awards season in...
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Jan 26, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills, Teo Bugbee, and Rachel Handler are joined by MTV News Culture Editor Leah Beckmann. First, the four of us break down the Oscar nominations and the utter horror we're all feeling at the fact that Annette Bening was not nominated for 20th Century Women (really, this is just an excuse for us to talk for an extremely long time about 20th Century Women). Later, we'll share our...
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Jan 19, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler co-host a Very Special Sex-isode with Sybil Lockhart. Sybil is the lead researcher at OMGYes, a new site that works to demystify female sexuality through new research and in-depth interviews with real women. We ask Sybil how the site got started, how its founders hope to change the way women talk about and experience sexual pleasure, and how they located so many...
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Jan 12, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler talk about the madness that was this week's Golden Globes, airing our grievances with Hollywood's drunkest, most uncomfortable evening (dirty beers in South Sudan, anyone?). Later, we talk about our dream awards season, in a world where the entertainment industry appropriately recognizes projects by and about women and people of color and letting...
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Jan 5, 2017 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee and Rachel Handler interview Erin Darke, star of the recently and inexplicably canceled Amazon series Good Girls Revolt. Teo and Rachel talk to Erin about the rare experience of working on a woman-centric show, why she thinks Good Girls Revolt was axed so suddenly despite its buzzy first season (hint: It has to do with a roomful of dudes), and the chances of the series being picked...
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Dec 22, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel interview Brit Marling, the genius behind and star of Netflix's The OA. We talk to Brit about the innumerable interpretations of the show, her research on near-death experiences, her adoration for Maggie Nelson, choreographing The OA's "movements" with Ryan Heffington, and walking that fine line between vulnerability and schlock. Later, Teo Bugbee and Doreen...
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Dec 15, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel co-host alongside Variety's Chief TV Critic Mo Ryan. First, Mo chats about her recent, thought-provoking piece on the progress and pitfalls of TV's depiction of rape, including her thoughts on Game of Thrones's deluge of rape scenes and Jessica Jones's perspective-shifting treatment of trauma. We also discuss the internet's irritating reaction to Teen Vogue's scathing...
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Dec 8, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, the OG trio — Rachel Handler, Hazel Cills, and Teo Bugbee — returns to co-host. We kick things off by unpacking the strange cultural response to two sex-centric movies in theaters now, Elle and The Handmaiden — specifically, the idea that all on-screen sex should be “realistic,” or representative of all sex, and the notion that female performers have zero agency when it comes to...
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Dec 1, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Rachel Handler and Teo Bugbee interview filmmaker and actress Sophia Takal. We kick things off by interviewing Takal about her new movie, Always Shine, a psychological thriller that hits theaters this weekend and stars Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin FitzGerald as friends whose mutual jealousies and resentments bubble up during a weekend getaway to Big Sur. We also dig into this week’s Lady...
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Nov 17, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills, Rachel Handler, Teo Bugbee, and MTV News's TV critic Inkoo Kang process the new Trumpian reality. We talking about how we're all feeling (...like s**t), what we can do (volunteer, donate to orgs like Border Angels and the Brennan Center for Justice and Planned Parenthood), if and how we can engage or should engage the people in our lives who voted Trump, and what the role of art...
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Nov 10, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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Rachel Handler and Leah Beckmann recorded this week's episode of  “Lady Problems” before the election, in a simpler time when a violent, white supremacist, misogynist, xenophobic, KKK-backed, sexually predatory, unstable, dangerously unqualified demagogue was not yet our president. So while they don't spend the episode taking down Trump, rest assured that they'll verbally destroy him very soon. In the meantime, please enjoy their interview with Anna Biller, the director of a movie called...
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Nov 3, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler co-host the show with Soraya Roberts, longform culture writer and author of In My Humble Opinion: My So-Called Life, a book about the best show that has ever existed on this doomed planet. We spend a not-inconsequential amount of time debating whether or not Jordan Catalano is the ideal human mate, then talk about Tippi Hedren's new accusations against Alfred...
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Oct 28, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler cohost alongside Sarah Pappalardo Beth Newell, authors of How to Win at Feminism and editors and cofounders of Reductress, a.k.a. the “Onion of women’s magazines." The three gals kick things off with an interview about Beth and Sarah’s hilarious new book, then talk about a new link between birth control and depression that may or may not be total...
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Oct 20, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler co-host alongside Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder of MuslimGirl.com and author of a new book, Muslim Girl: A Coming Of Age. We kick off with a discussion of Amani's work smashing the stereotypes about Muslim women in society, then talk about the psychological hoops people are jumping through to keep supporting Trump and discrediting women. We also dig into Rose...
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Oct 13, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee and Rachel Handler join forces with Gaby Wilson, MTV News correspondent and perhaps the most stylish human we have ever met. We talk about our F****d Up In A Good Way Movie About Women Of The Week — Hausu, a 1977 Japanese horror film that will mindfuck you right up — before we dig into whether Melania Trump's Gucci pussybow blouse at this week's debate was shade, subterfuge, or...
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Oct 6, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on “Lady Problems,” the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Teo Bugbee and Rachel Handler talk to Phoebe Robinson, whose first book, You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain, hits stores this week. When she's not writing scathing, hilarious missives on race, gender, sex, and pop culture, Phoebe does approximately one million additional things: She hosts two podcasts, "Sooo Many White Guys" and "2 Dope...
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Sep 29, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on Lady Problems, the MTV News podcast dedicated to pop culture’s treatment of women, Hazel Cills and Teo Bugbee sub in for host Rachel Handler to talk to former AfterEllen editor-in-chief Trish Bendix about the implosion of lesbian media. Bendix worked with AfterEllen for ten years, when the site was one of only two lesbian media companies on the internet. But when AfterEllen was taken over by Evolve Media, for the first time, the fate of the site rested on the decisions of mostly...
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Sep 22, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on Lady Problems, MTV News's podcast that looks at how pop culture treats women, Hazel Cills and Rachel Handler allow the Lady Problems podcast model to temporarily implode so that they can interview the inimitable Stacy London. Stacy hosted What Not To Wear for 10 straight years and has continued to be a beacon of no-b******t, offering women advice on everything from style to aging to self-image. Earlier this month, Stacy wrote a piece for Refinery29 explaining that, at as she gets...
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Sep 15, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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This week on Lady Problems:- Rachel and Teo interview former child star turned storyteller-author, Mara Wilson, about her new book, Where Am I Now- Sean Lennon mansplains about mansplaining and everyone's eyes roll completely out of their heads- Louis CK gives us bad feels- The movie Birth is discussed in a segment we're calling FUIAGWMAWOTW
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Sep 12, 2016 MTV Podcast Network w/ Rachel Handler
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Welcome to Lady Problems on the MTV Podcast Network. Each week, a rotating crew of smart, funny ladies will take pop culture to task for the way it treats women, which is always "terribly." Subscribe now to make sure you get our first full episode on September 15!